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Old 03-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Beersmith worth it?

Does anyone use the program Beersmith? I was just wondering if it was worth the cost or if there were cheaper (free) substitutes (besides calculating by hand). Thanks!

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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Absolutely. It will be one of the best brewing investments you will ever make.

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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i have beersmith, and i rely on it every brew
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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I use Beersmith. It gives you a lot of information and control over your recipe.

I started by using Beer Calculus on It is simpler but you can make great beer using it. I would say that I got an intro with Beer Calculus then graduated to Beersmith
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BrewTarget is free and a solid peice of software.
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There's a ton of beersmith threads, including several with the title "beersmith worth it?" in the similar thread box below.

Yes, it's worth it.
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I have used Qbrew for the last year and just switched to BeerSmith over the last month. I like BS a lot better and it allows you to get as detailed as you like over control over the creation, inventory and process as you want or can handle.

Best investment yet IMO
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #8
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try it for free for 21 days and decide then
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #9
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Recipe formulation tells you if you are to style. Mash temp adjustments can be made on the fly. Temperature and volume calculations to hit strike temperature are nice. In short, I have been using it since I quit buying kits. It's a good tool.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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Well worth it,

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